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In this book, Graeme Salaman gathers the best contributions to our understanding of decision-making and assembles them to form a coherent and sustained analysis of the key factors that influence decision making. The selected articles are stimulating, provocative and analytical, resulting in a critical and comprehensive analysis of decision making.</p> <p>Decision-making for Business presents essential readings concerned with the importance of decisions, the processes of decision-making, and the implications of `flawed' decision-making. The book reveals ways in which patterns of decision-making can be described and explained, and how these patterns require the use of a range of theories, which are included in the selection. This work is designed as a resource for anyone seeking an understanding of the changing nature of organizations and the world of business.

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Decision Making for Business gathers crucial contributions to our understanding of decision making and assembles them to form a coherent and sustained analysis of the key factors that influence the process. The selected articles are stimulating, provocative and analytical, resulting in a critical, comprehensive and innovative analysis of decision making.

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Decision making is critical to organizational performance and central to any understanding of organizations. The decisions made by an organization to determine (or justify) actions taken, and reveal how organizations think. Students of business need to understand how decisions are made and what factors impinge on the processes and outputs of decision making.

Decision Making for Business gathers crucial contributions to our understanding of decision making and assembles them to form a coherent and sustained analysis of the key factors that influence the process. The selected articles are stimulating, provocative and analytical, resulting in a critical, comprehensive and innovative analysis of decision making.

The book includes theoretical insights into decision making. It provides empirical examples of decision making and explanations of decision making processes. The volume draws on classical contributions to decision making and more recent developments in the theory of organizational process and structure. Explanations are organized in four categories: The anatomy of decision making Understanding decision making Thinking in organizations Societal context of organizational decision making

Decision Making for Business is intended for students taking courses in strategy and decision making, organizational analysis, the sociology of work, at undergraduate and MBA levels, and will also be an excellent resource for masters and postgraduate students. The Reader is in a series of three (alongside Strategy for Business and Policy Issues for Business) which constitutes the main teaching texts of the Open University undergraduate course Business Behavior in a Changing World.

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ISBN:
9780761974109
Editor:
Salaman, Graeme
Publisher:
Sage Publications (CA)
Editor:
Salaman, Graeme
Author:
Salaman, Graeme
Subject:
Decision Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Decision-making
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
278
Dimensions:
9.86x7.36x.87 in. 1.73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Decision Making for Business gathers crucial contributions to our understanding of decision making and assembles them to form a coherent and sustained analysis of the key factors that influence the process. The selected articles are stimulating, provocative and analytical, resulting in a critical, comprehensive and innovative analysis of decision making.
"Synopsis" by , Decision making is critical to organizational performance and central to any understanding of organizations. The decisions made by an organization to determine (or justify) actions taken, and reveal how organizations think. Students of business need to understand how decisions are made and what factors impinge on the processes and outputs of decision making.

Decision Making for Business gathers crucial contributions to our understanding of decision making and assembles them to form a coherent and sustained analysis of the key factors that influence the process. The selected articles are stimulating, provocative and analytical, resulting in a critical, comprehensive and innovative analysis of decision making.

The book includes theoretical insights into decision making. It provides empirical examples of decision making and explanations of decision making processes. The volume draws on classical contributions to decision making and more recent developments in the theory of organizational process and structure. Explanations are organized in four categories: The anatomy of decision making Understanding decision making Thinking in organizations Societal context of organizational decision making

Decision Making for Business is intended for students taking courses in strategy and decision making, organizational analysis, the sociology of work, at undergraduate and MBA levels, and will also be an excellent resource for masters and postgraduate students. The Reader is in a series of three (alongside Strategy for Business and Policy Issues for Business) which constitutes the main teaching texts of the Open University undergraduate course Business Behavior in a Changing World.

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